The International Washboard Festival for 2015 is to be held in Logan, Ohio from June 18 through June 20, 2015. It is now actually called the Washboard Music Festival, which is a simpler name to remember.
The festival changed its name for the purposes of marketing the event, which more aptly describes the major emphasis of the event. They will also offer coupon codes to get into the festival cheaper.
For 2014 there are 14 bands lined up for the musical entertainment portion of the festival. The bands are Arnett Howard, The Jack, The Juggernaut Jug Band, The Jake Leg Stompers, The Hobos, Lone Raven, Sweet Funk, Bill Bailey (Uncle Willie), Fun Bunch Cloggers, Kaye Wade, Sister Jean, The Sodbusters, and Buckles and Boots. The music is expected to be especially good this year due to our bands that have agreed to play.
The spectacular auction is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 12 at the main stage at 7pm. There have been many donations generally given by the community and there are many very desirable items, so people will need to show up early to look over the items so they will know how to bid.
You will not want to miss the quilt show at the Bowen House on June 14th and 15th from noon to 5pm. You will not want to miss the Hocking Valley Quilt Guild as they are showing their fantastic quilts. The show is from Noon until 5 pm and the admission is FREE.
Once again the festival offers FREE entertainment and amusement rides for children and all people who visit the children’s area. There are some very generous donors who have made this possible and the children always have a good time in this area. This is a festival for families and the free area makes it possible. Grandpa Crachet will be available to provide children’s entertainment and there will even be bigger rides for the older children too.
The Sixth Yearly Tractor and Hit and Miss Engine show will start on Saturday, June the 14th at 9am until right after the parade. This will be held at the Hocking County Courthouse parking lot.
The food vendors have expanded in number, so there will be plenty in the way of places and varieties of food to keep everyone full and happy.
You certainly do not want to miss the Washboard Music Festival Car Show which will be held Friday, June 13 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The address is 14 Gallagher Ave, in Logan. The proceeds from the car show go to Whisker Animal Welfare.
Don’t miss this year’s festival as this year will be the best one yet!